Gas Appliances

Thinking about natural gas devices may be an option to save money at the same time as seeing gains in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

There is a abundant supply of natural gas in the United States meaning that prices per unit are low and stable, and shale gas is looked upon as the least polluting non-renewable energy source, thus, it can be seen as the most eco-friendly option.

If you already have a gas line at home, or are completing a new house you might look at the likely advantages of choosing natural gas and natural gas household appliances.

Learn more about gas appliances below from Swift Appliance Repair:

What are Natural Gas Appliances?

A natural gas home appliance employs natural gas as the dominant power source. Natural gas goods afford a workable alternative to electrical goods.

In general you will still need to plug in a gas appliance. The amount of electricity used depends on the type of appliance. E.g, a gas cooker will still operate even if the electricity cuts out, whereas a gas clothes dryer still needs electricity.

A List of Home Appliances That Operate Using Natural Gas.

Gas has a great many purposes in your home.


Providing heat with natural gas is typically less expensive than keeping warm with electricity. Your outgoings could halve depending on your energy costs and efficiency.

Gas heats the air in less time and offers better reliability.This is a huge benefit if you experience regular power outages in the winter


Apart from general heating natural gas is ideal for having a fire in your home.Forget the hassle of having to collect or buy logs or clean out the ashes. With a natural gas fire, you still get that open fire feeling and a warm home without the mess.

Keeping Cool

Natural gas can be an effective way to keep your home cool.

Gas air conditioning can be a higher price to begin with but is better value to run and maintain meaning cost savings in the long term. Superior performance also has a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heating Water

There are two styles of gas water heaters, on demand and tank. Natural gas heaters are quicker and more efficient than their electric counterparts. Tankless water heaters also give a continuous supply even with high demand. Invaluable if you have a big family that enjoys long showers.

The fact that natural gas lines are usually underground and guarded from the elements ensures you can still have the ability to heat your home even when there’s a power outage.

Cooking Food

Everyone has encountered the phrase “cooking with gas”. A gas company marketing line created to link the use of gas with effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of the etiology the saying stuck because it is accurate. Most chefs and amateur cooks choose gas for the ease with which you can control the heat, and natural gas ranges provide a less wasteful way of turning fuel into heat.


Gas might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to drying clothes, however, natural gas dryers have many advantages. They operate a few degrees hotter thus clothes dry in a shorter time and clothes have to endure less tumbling.

Using Gas Outside

Did you know you don’t just have to use gas inside your home? When it comes to outdoor living, gas is a great power source for patio lights and food prep and even to heat your pool.

Wow your guests as soon as they arrive with outdoor lights, keep them cosy even when the temperature drops and get the food cooking outside at the perfect temperature, when you like, and without the having to go to fill up your gas bottles.

Just like indoor water heaters a pool or spa heater will heat the water twice as fast as an electric heater. And natural gas outdoor heaters give atmosphere as well as offering heat for luxurious indoor-outdoor entertaining.

Advantages of Gas Home Appliances

As in all things there are pros and cons to gas devices. First up the pros of choosing Natural Gas.

  • Choosing gas will cut your energy bills.
  • Natural gas appliances tend to use less energy making them financially and environmentally viable.
  • Gas is an eco-friendly choice as it is considered the least polluting of the fossil fuels, contributing around 27% less C02 than oil and 45% less carbon dioxide than coal.
  • Natural gas lines are generally run underground making supply more reliable. This means you can still heat your home even if you get a power outage.At worst you might need to find a match.

Negatives of Natural gas Appliances

  • Gas home appliances tend to require a higher initial investment. Both the ticket price of the appliance and the cost to install are likely to be more for a gas appliance when looking at next to electrical alternatives.
  • Installing a new gas line if you don’t already have one can be expensive. The cost will vary depending on how close the nearest supply is to your home.
  • Moving or extending a natural gas line can also require a big outlay so this should always be included in any cost comparisons.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a killer if gas appliances are not properly installed or not maintained. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm is essential is you use natural gas in your home.

Should You Choose Gas?

Making the change between natural gas and electricity is not straightforward and the best choice for you probably won’t be the optimal choice for everyone.

If your main driver is cost natural gas is for the time being the least expensive option. However, while studies show that three-quarters of new home buyers are choosing to have gas, converting to natural gas is expensive. Thus, getting a quote for installing a gas line if you don’t already have one is a good first step.

Another reason to choose gas is stability of supply. If power cuts happen often where you live then being able to heat water, heat or cool your home and cook during outages can be a big plus.

Finally, the sustainability credentials of natural gas could be considered as relatively short term, as you can’t switch them to renewable sources in the same way you can electrical home appliances. Opting for solar panels or a heat pump may turn out to be less expensive and more sustainable options in the long run.

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